A caught-on-camera dispute between neighbors over work being done at a northern New Jersey home this week sparked a brief anti-racism protest march after video of the confrontation gained widespread attention on social media.
Fareed and Norrinda Hayat, who are Black, say they were confronted by a white woman outside their Montclair home on Monday about noon. They say the woman — who they identified in a video as “Susan” — had asked them repeatedly about whether they had a permit to build a stone patio in their backyard.
“She kept asking, ‘Where’s your permit? Where’s your permit,” said Norrinda Hayat, who on Wednesday noted that she didn’t know the woman’s name before this week.